'It's quite unbelievable' - Japan head coach Eddie Jones

In potentially the biggest upset in rugby history Japan battled to victory over Japan which head coach Eddie Jones has called "a great day for Japanese rugby".

However he has vowed the team will not rest on its laurels as today is "just the start" and they are looking ahead to their clash with Scotland in four days time.

HT: South Africa 12 - 10 Japan

The Japanese are giving as good as they get in their opening match against the Springboks in Brighton and Hove.

South African skipper Jean de Villiers being challenged by Japan captain Leitch

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Could the underdogs be set to cause one of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history after taking the early lead and bringing down their opponents with low tackles and an almost impenetrable defence?

The South African's lead by just two points as we break for half time.

Team guide: Japan

Japan are always welcome at a World Cup.

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Forwards: Michael Leitch (c), Justin Ives, Shoji Ito, Keita Inagaki, Hitoshi Ono, Takeshi Kizu, Hendrik Tui, Luke Thompson, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Michael Broadhurst, Ryu Holani, Shota Horie, Shinya Makabe, Amanaki Mafi, Masataka Mikami, Hiroshi Yamashita, Hiroki Yuhara.

Backs: Craig Wing, Kosei Ono, Ayumu Goromaru, Male Sau, Harumichi Tatekawa, Fumiaki Tanaka, Yu Tamura, Toshiaki Hirose, Atsushi Hiwasa, Kenki Fukuoka, Yoshikazu Fujita, Karne Hesketh, Kotaro Matsushima, Akihito Yamada.